A young Tottenham Hotspur side showed some character after going down 2-0 at half-time to fight back against Barcelona; before eventually losing on penalties in Los Angeles.
Barcelona went ahead after El Haddadi lost his man at the back post and headed into an empty net from close range. They doubled their lead on 25 minutes with a stunning strike from new boy Arthur, which left Gazzaniga with no chance of saving.
Our problems got worse when Moussa Sissoko was forced off with a hamstring injury after just 36 minutes to compound our current midfield issues with Wanyama sent home with a knee injury, and Erik Lamela not risked with a niggle.
After the break, Heung-min Son pulled one back on 73 minutes and just a couple of minutes later, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou tapped in from close range following a goalmouth scramble.
With the game deadlocked after 90 minutes, unfortunately, Anthony Georgiou missed his penalty during the shoot-out, with Heung-min Son, Ben Davies and Davinson Sanchez all successfully scoring but it was Barca who came out on top on penalties.
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PASADENA, CA - JULY 28: Georges-Kevin Nkoudou #14 of Tottenham Hotspur protects the high ball from Sergi Palencia #25 of Barcelona during the second half of the International Champions Cup 2018 match at Rose Bowl on July 28, 2018 in Pasadena, California. Barcelona defeated Tottenham 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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